Supporting improved water services : national municipal benchmarking initiative

Abstract: Local Government Water Services Authorities in South Africa have contributed significantly towards increased access to basic and improved water services. The benchmarking initiative builds local and international learning,and seeks to use benchmarking for further improvements. Author(s): Moraka, William Source(s): , IMESA; March p. 79, ill IMESA March Published: 2012 Sabinet], [Guateng etc. (English ISBN/ISSN:…

UCLG peace prize : creating peace from the local level : proposal of the UCLG Committee on development cooperation and city diplomacy

Abstract: Local governments have an important role to play in situations of conflict. This Prize aims at creating a momentum for local governments that implement strategies for peace-building. It celebrates the excellent work done and contributes to a global statement and local peace building agenda. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , [2] p. Published: 2012 United cities…

Mapping police services in the Democratic republic of Congo : institutional interactions at central, provincial and local levels

Abstract: This paper examines the roles, responsibilities and interactions between the various formal and informal institutions and stakeholders involved in the management of police services in the DRC. It identifies informal networks that influence decision-making processes and policy implementation. Author(s): Nlandu, Thierry Mayamba Source(s): , IDS research report; 71 103 p., ill., tabs IDS research…

General budget support in Tanzania : late disbursement and service delivery : role of budget support in the development aid regime

Abstract: Intergovernmental flows to local governments in Tanzania are analysed in relation to donor General Budget Support disbursements. To improve service delivery on the ground, the transfers from donors to the central government and from the central government to local governments need to be timely. Author(s): Furukawa, Mitsuaki; Takahata, Junichiro Source(s): , JICA-RI working paper;…

Sustaining customary land secretariats for improved interactive land governance in Ghana

Abstract: Capacity building of traditional land governance institutions is increasingly favoured in Africa. In Ghana, 37 customary land secretariats (CLSs) have been established or strengthened with a strong emphasis on IT, but little understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of human-land relationships. Author(s): Bugri, John Source(s): , 28 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World bank, Washington,…

Decentralized service delivery in Nairobi and Mombasa : policies, politics and inter-governmental relations

Abstract: Despite decentralization, poor service delivery continues to be problematic in the two largest cities of Kenya. A proliferation of actors with overlapping mandates, opaque development frameworks, and intra- and inter-party politics remain major obstacles to providing critical services. Author(s): Mitullah, Winnie V. Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2012/92 20 p., ill., graphs, tabs…